Other Items of Interest

Dr. Amy Branam Armiento, English and Foreign Languages
Featured in “‘A Poe Boy From a Poe Family’: How a Frostburg State Professor Feels a Connection With Maryland’s Most Famous Storyteller” by Victoria Köerner, Allegany Magazine, May 2023.
Dr. Jennifer L. Bishoff, Educational Professions
Worked with a team from the American Chemical Society to publish a free chemical safety course focused on high school teachers, Foundations for Storing, Organizing and Disposing of Chemicals in Educational Settings (available at ACS web site).
Dr. Shoshana R. Brassfield, Philosophy
Interviewed by Jonas Farias Costa and included in “Using Games to Teach Philosophy,” https://youtu.be/S5Ayt-N1Pf8, uploaded by Game for Thought, March 2023; the complete interview is published as “Interview With Shoshana Brassfield About Using the Reacting to the Past Games to Teach Philosophy,” uploaded by Game for Thought, March 2023, https://youtu.be/ZdpO1M28mvk.
Dr. Holly N. Currie, Chemistry
Completed the Lumen Circles Fellowship: Belonging and Inclusive Teaching Fundamentals.
Andy Duncan, English and Foreign Languages
Five online courses (two eight-week courses and three four-week courses) completed toward an Expressing Conscious Living Certificate from the Rhine Education Center in Durham, N.C., using an FSU Foundation Opportunity Grant from the Leonard Mindful Leadership Fund.
Interviewed by host Ashley Biggs for an hourlong podcast, “Spooky Stories of Maryland,” for the Maryland State Library for the Blind and Print Disabled, https://spotifyanchor-web.app.link/e/48V2v4b7Ttb, October 2022.
Dr. Franklin P. Hughes, Biology
Maintained licensure as chiropractic physician in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Hawaii.
Brian M. Lang, Office of Information Technology
Extron Control Professional Certification
Dr. John Lombardi, Communication
Completed the Lumen Circles Fellowship on Effective Teaching Practices.
Dr. Haiyun Ma, History
Published several op-eds in publications such as Foreign Policy and ThinkChina.
Media Interview, “Visa-Free Travel, Investment and Summits as ‘New Era of Cooperation’ for China and Central Asia Is Heralded,” Radio Free Europe, https://www.rferl.org/a/china-central-asia-visa-free-travel-investment/32405178.html?fbclid=IwAR1hqNnLU0wfVP8n0akvXkq_jD2XYKqjIKyWNXTseEGzoOjHdm14AOCv9Xs, May 2023.
China Is Worried About the Political Turmoil in Pakistan,” https://globelynews.com/south-asia/china-pakistan-political-crisis/amp/?fbclid=IwAR3wVUIXI-C1KgsbNpe5LZLp4ug3DqP6543tdszN0AGZwXiFOpKFhzF3PA4, May 2023.
Voice of America (Chinese service), https://www.voachinese.com/a/china-s-bri-now-making-an-entry-into-afghanistan-20230510/7086970.html?fbclid=IwAR3IhU1K8COoPSeROcpBF9kLSOOfDNbcHu5otRLLMdXOW0HXgGLnKvyGyNA.
Quoted in Foreign Policy, “China’s Got Afghan Fever, Again,” https://flipboard.com/topic/copper/china-s-got-afghan-fever-again/a-pSa4yBioQ6CKpCJkAvpfIg%3Aa%3A507367274-715f950047%2Fforeignpolicy.com?fbclid=IwAR1ydCW5cDEcWG_mvnuDiMZhdxJLEuM5MZKxw4tlAAMLD213cMva0TFsE7E.
Chinese Firm Said to Offer $10 Billion to Mine Afghanistan Lithium,” https://globelynews.com/asia/china-afghanistan-lithium/amp/?fbclid=IwAR2SXdvxinVtrK3Zn37jXlw3DxOA889QNIUbOlZ-smdQ4FQbwmRLXw_8Z5k, April 2023.
What Do Closer Chinese-Russian Ties Mean for Central Asia?” https://www.rferl.org/a/russia-china-ties-central-asia/32339059.html?fbclid=IwAR3IhU1K8COoPSeROcpBF9kLSOOfDNbcHu5otRLLMdXOW0HXgGLnKvyGyNA, March 2023.
Interview With Islamabad Policy Research Institute, Pakistan, February 2023.
TV Interview With القاهرة الإخبارية AlQahera News, Egypt.
TV Interview With AlQahera News, February 2023.
Quoted in Newsweek, “Amid U.S.-China Resource Race, ISIS Makes Afghan Mines Hard to Reach for Xi,” https://www.newsweek.com/amid-us-china-resource-race-isis-makes-afghan-mines-hard-reach-xi-1781301?fbclid=IwAR1a1jZd4Iqs4yP3cQXNVboxI7qQr4ClvIbzBd5SX_gaY6CDO7l_2GndRWo, February 2023.
Interview With Turkish Media, “Balloon Incident May Not Bode Well for Biden, Xi,” https://www.aa.com.tr/en/americas/balloon-incident-may-not-bode-well-for-biden-xi/2805956?fbclid=IwAR3IhU1K8COoPSeROcpBF9kLSOOfDNbcHu5otRLLMdXOW0HXgGLnKvyGyNA, February 2023.
Interview with AXIOS, “One Man’s Struggle to Keep Islam Alive in Taiwan,” https://www.axios.com/2023/01/24/one-mans-struggle-keep-islam-alive-taiwan?fbclid=IwAR16OdWs_6ZmprGOhDRNl5kaO3YkXXBMkWwiScIhjib5XDycsjop3MKiEAc, January 2023.
TV Interview With القاهرة الإخبارية AlQahera News, January 2023.
Kathleen A. McGreevy, Development, University Advancement
Completed the FSU Employee Development and Leadership Series, April 2023.
Dr. Eric J. Moore, Physics and Engineering
Provided Letter of Support to Dr. Todd Pitman for UMBC Quantum Science Institute proposal, February 2023.
Dr. Meghan K. O’Neal, Nursing
Helping to write curriculum for new BSN programs that will begin in fall 2023.
Dr. Richard L. Raesly, Biology
Featured in “The Hunt for Hellbenders in the Casselman River” on Episode 3402 of Outdoors Maryland on Maryland Public Television, https://www.pbs.org/video/episode-3402-umzrim, November 2022.
Darrell S. Rushton, Theatre and Dance
Led a Firearms Safety Course for Marshall University in his work with the Society of American Fight Directors.
Renewed certification as a Teacher and Firearms Safety Instructor and was advanced to the rank of Fight Director.
Dr. Kate L. Sheehan, Biology
Senior Reserve Officer (O-3), Mobile Support Unit, Asset Logistics Division, Surge Force Logistic Center, U.S. Coast Guard.
Dr. Kristin Shimmin, English and Foreign Languages
Participated in the Lumens Circle Professional Development Belonging and Inclusive Teaching Fundamentals course, sponsored through the Kirwan Center for Academic Innovation.
Dr. Lindsey M. Staggers-Gardner, Nursing
Earned Certified Nurse Educator certification and completed Doctor of Nursing Practice degree.
Dr. Gregory J. Wood, History
Interviewed for a Walter P. Reuther Library podcast, “No Labor Dictators for Us: Revisiting Anti-Union Forces During the Flint Sit-Downs,” Walter P. Reuther Library, Wayne State University, Detroit, Mich., httthielps://reutherlib.blubrry.net, December 2022.
Dr. Joseph S. Yungen, Music
Recording of Brahms’ Sonatas for Cello and Piano, with Steven Honigberg, released on Centaur Records to positive reviews, January 2023.